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Bobby Jones News & Bio


Name:Bobby Jones
Hometown:Charlotte, NC
High School:South Mecklenburg
Born:December 18, 1951 (68)
Height/Weight:6-9
Position:Forward
Notes:Basketball

Bobby Jones Set To Enter Basketball Hall Of Fame Friday
Bobby Jones, a standout on Dean Smith's Tar Heel teams in the early 1970s and one of the NBA's greatest defensive players, will be enshrined...

“Secretary of Defense” Bobby Jones reflects on colorful career as Hall of Fame enshrinement nears
Former Denver Nuggets forward Bobby Jones had been named a finalist for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame before, and four separate times his hopes...

At last, the Hall of Fame gets defensive and welcomes Sixers great Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones drifted reluctantly into basketball, won a state championship at South Mecklenburg High, starred at UNC, played in the 1972 Olympics, made five ABA...

Bobby Jones Becomes 11th Tar Heel Elected To Naismith Hall Of Fame
Bobby Jones, a standout on Dean Smith's teams in the early 1970s and one of the NBA's greatest defensive players, is a member of the...

Former UNC and Sixers Great Bobby Jones Selected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
"The Secretary of Defense" is one of the newest members of the Hall of Fame. Bobby Jones, an eight-time NBA All-Defensive First Team selection, has...

Is Bobby Jones finally about to make the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame?
“I got a letter from the basketball hall of fame,” Bobby Jones begins. “I’m a finalist again.” He shrugs. He has gotten a similar letter...

Podcast: Bobby Jones On The NBA Finals, ’72 Olympics & Other Courtside Tales
Bobby Jones built a basketball career on his ability to guard other players, to the point where Nike created a marketing campaign calling him the...

Dwight Clark, one of Charlotte's greatest pro athletes, has died
Dwight Clark, who starred at Charlotte’s Garinger High before scoring an iconic touchdown immortalized as “The Catch” for the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday of...

A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Bobby Jones
An All-American and first-team All-ACC in 1974, Bobby Jones was a great college player, but it’s his NBA resume that will get him into the...

Philadelphia 76ers to Honor NBA, UNC Great Bobby Jones with Sculpture on ‘76ers Legends Walk’
The Philadelphia 76ers will reveal the fifth sculpture on “76ers Legends Walk” in honor of NBA champion and 76ers legend Bobby Jones. Jones was named...


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